England

Millwall fan receives five-year ban

El-Hadji Diouf of Leeds United in action
Leeds United's El-Hadji Diouf was subject to racist chants vs. Millwall on November 18, 2012....
Share This Story

   
 

LONDON (AP)

An English soccer fan who racially abused former Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf during a game has been banned from attending soccer matches for five years.

Gerrard Scanlon, a 53-year-old delivery driver from north London, had already been banned for life by Millwall from all matches at The Den, the club's stadium. Television footage showed Diouf, who plays for Leeds, being subjected to racist chants and taunts throughout the second-tier League Championship game on Nov. 18.

Scanlon admitted hurling racial abuse when he appeared before Bromley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. He was also ordered to pay $800 in fines and costs.

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

More than Sports on MSN